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is your chance to talk back on one of the big stories of the day. today's question is what would you tell congress to do about the debt limit? carol costello is joining us from washington. carol, i bet you're going to get a lot of folks weighing in on this one. >> i urge all of our facebook friends to keep it clean. that's my only request today. what is happening in washington is political gamesmanship at its worse. it's ugly and more than a little scary. the united states has never gone into default because past administrations and lawmakers have compromised. cnn contributor john avalon says lawmakers have raised the debt ceiling 77 times including 8 tooils times under ronald reagan and back in the day politicians weren't quite so macho. many insist on standing on principal even though most americans stand on the side of good old fashioned compromise. two-thirds of americans want the president and republicans to compromise, rather than stand up for their beliefs to get things done. wow. a break from part is anship. perhaps the happiest outcome of the president's speech last night was whe
planet. >> you hear about alternatives, right? wind, solar, algae. >> i think it's got to work on a big scale. and i think it's got to be affordable. >> so, where are they? >> it has to work in the real world. at chevron, we're investing millions in solar and biofuel technology to make it work. >> we've got to get on this now. >> right now. the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: much talk, but little movement: the high-stakes debt and deficit impasse continued today, and last night's dueling primetime speeches by president obama and speaker boehner only seemed to reinforce the bitter stalemate over raising the country's borrowing limit. newshour congressional correspondent kwame holman begins our coverage. >> reporter: it was house speaker john boehner who had the last word
procedure, the regular order but have attempted to solve this big problem in secret, behind closed doors with just a few people. i believe that is contrary to the historical understanding of the role of congress and i'm not happy about it, i oppose it and i object to it and i expect an appropriate amount of time to consider whatever plan comes >> with titles like "slander," and coulter has something to say. now, your chance to talk to the best-selling author. in death, for three hours starting at noon on both tv. >> the former u.s. comptroller general david walker of the nation pose a growing debt and budget deficit challenges. from "washington journal,", this is 30 minutes. the former u.s. comptroller general and now founder and ceo of the comeback american initiative, david walker print a good morning. forve said it is a bad idea the congress and president to flirt, so to speak, with the august 2nd deadline of hitting a possible debt default. what do you think is going on right now and are concerned there is not a deal in place yet? guest: i am concerned. if everybody is true to their
. big time showers and storms yesterday. anywhere from a third of an inch to an inch and a half depending on where you were. you also notice overnight, clear skies. with the clear skies, the ground is a little bit moist for some of the showers and storms yesterday. fog has developed. visibility a half-mile in frederick. 3/4 in westminster. visibilities out toward culpepper at 3/4. quarter mile in oakland. patchy dense fog in spots. we're doing ok in town with visibility of 7 miles. temperatures in the 70s. gaithersburg and lovetsville in the upper 60s. highs today mostly in the low 90s. let's go over to angie with the latest timesaver traffic. >> hope everybody is off to a terrific tuesday. right now, so far, so good out there. green light stays on. looks like the construction across the area started to clear out of here. let's take a closer look at your outer loop. we move it outside. it looks like from route one college park all the way to georgia avenue. tracking these headlights. they're all moving at speed. let's move it back over to the maps. this time, our focus will be o
of the big package. we think that estimate was given in 2009 and the authors of the estimate think that its low, and we are very concerned that it's going to be much higher than that and we will continue to get much higher than that. and obviously the collection the states and governments that rely on the revenue, but those folks in those little towns across the country that are trying to make a living selling to the people in their community that have an automatic six to 8% price disadvantage simply because the truck is driving out hundred and of packages is having a devastating effect on small and medium-size retailers. i get we too many telephone calls from the country that are in their view being killed by that price differential. >> he raises the point some of the leading proponents of applying the sales tax online or wal-mart and target national retailers who have also been blamed by small retailers for price pressures and that sort of thing. how would you respond to that? >> they are major proponents of this, but they are not alone. i spend a lot of time talking to the after market a
senate procedure, the regular order but have attempted to solve this big problem in secret, behind closed doors with just a few people. i believe that is contrary to the historical understanding of the role of congress and i'm not happy about it, i oppose it a i object to it and i expect an appropriate amount of time to consider whatever plan comes ded women like them guard these hallowed halls. mr. president, some of those dedicated police officers stood guard saturday and sunday as we worked to reach an agreement to avert a default on our national debt. leaders from both parties were here throughout the weekend. differences still separate our two sides but work toward an agreement continues. this afternoon, i will put on the floor a proposal to -- that i hope will break that impasse. this legislation would put to rest the specter of default. it would cut $2.7 trillion from the deficit over the next decade. it would not raise any new revenue or make any cuts to medicare, medicaid or social security. all the cuts included in this package have previously been supported by republicans. the
will go to charity. >>> we want to take a look at the day ahead. a big crowd is expected when montgomery county residents away in on a proposed curfew. the plan calls for people under 18 to be home by 11:00 p.m. sunday through thursday, and midnight friday and saturday. the plans of a vote is expected in the fall. a public hearing will be held at 1:30 at council headquarters in rockville today. >>> bob mcdonnell will sign a bill that is designed to prevent accidents. ashley's law was killed -- is named after a woman that was killed in 2008 when a police officer not with a siren drove through a red light. it will require emergency vehicles to use flashing lights are turned on their sirens going through intersections. >>> commonwealth could be the next state to pass caylee's law. it would require a parent to report to police if a child is missing within 24 hours. the state senator says he will introduce the bill in the next session. it is inspired by the casey anthony case. similar laws are expected in 30 states. >>> a baby is back with his family after being missing since the weekend. on
the super rich, wall street corporations, big oil, that seems to be more important than the united states government and preventing the united states government from defaulting on our debts. and let me just remind those who want to cut medicare and dismantle medicare, that's basically what they want to do, medicare recipients did not create the national debt and that is unconscionable to even talk about balancing the budget or paying down the debt on the backs of our most vulnerable populations, including those who are facing living in poverty. and let me remind our republican colleagues again that the congressional black caucus under the leadership of chairman cleaver, congresswoman christensen, congressman bobby scott, already offered a budget answered mentioned it earlier, that would save $5.7 trillion from the deficit, protect our most vulnerable communities and would have ensured the stability of medicare, medicaid and social security and our budget was balanced. so the country's not broke am. we know how we got here. two wars, these massive tax cuts for the very wealthy, wall street
't have enough money to pay all of its bills and that could have a big impact. checking the numbers, the dow stands this morning at 12,592. finished the day down 88 points in trade. nasdaq was off by 16. s&p 500. we stand by about seven and a half. the gap between those with the most and the least continues to widen. in fact, the wealth gap has grown to its widest levels in a quarter century. an analysis of census data blames the recession and uneven recovery for raise erasing decades of minority gains. >>> today, the postal service is expected to announce it will study whether to close thousands of local post offices around the country. about 3600 offices are facing review, mostly located in rural areas. postal officials are looking into options for those regions. the postal service trying to cut cost lost $8 billion last year. >>> just because it is reviewing the organizations it doesn't mean they're necessarily going to close. job hunters, we have a career fair for you this wednesday. the diversity career fair will be held between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the tysons corner ma
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